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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 17, 2010 2:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: RIP - Sad News

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqRHr5pEIFU

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 17, 2010 3:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP - Sad News

Sad indeed and something of a downer to go to bed on.

"Cause in this lifetime
You've got m'humangetsmeblues"

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Dec 17, 2010 3:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP - Sad News

He was a once in a lifetime kind of talent,and I am saddened by his passing.I'm going to spend some time listening to the brilliant catalog of music he left us.

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Poster: advokat Date: Dec 17, 2010 7:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP - Sad News

"Trout Mask Replica shattered my skull, realigned my synapses, made me nervous, made me laugh, made me jump and jag with joy. It wasn't just the fusion I'd been waiting for: it was a whole new universe, a completely realized and previously unimaginable landscape of guitars splintering and spronging and slanging and even actually swinging in every direction, as far as the mind could see...while this beast voice straight out of one of Michael McClure's Ghost Tantras growled out a catarrh spew of images at once careeningly abstract and as basic and bawdy as the last 200 years of American Folklore...I stayed under the headphones and played Trout Mask straight through five times in a row that night. The next step of course was to turn the rest of the world on to this amazing thing I'd found, which perhaps came closer to a living, pulsating, slithering organism than any other record I'd ever heard."
Lester Bangs, New Musical Express, 1 April 1978

"If there has been anything in the history of popular music which could be described as a work of art in a way that people who are involved in other areas of art would understand, then Trout Mask Replica is probably that work."
John Peel Interview with Mike Barnes 1995

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Dec 18, 2010 8:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP - Sad News

I just found out . he was one of my great heroes and inspirations . He made you look at the world differently . I met him at a record singing for "Shinny Beast", his eyes lit up when I pulled out my "Trout Mask" for him to sign . He said "This is my favorite" . ( I actually think some of the material he put out after "Shiny Beast", might be his best work ).
He was ill for a long time , so this is not unexpected, but still I am sad .

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Dec 18, 2010 7:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP - Sad News

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/captain-beefheart-dead-at-age-69-20101217

RIP zig zag wanderer

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Dec 18, 2010 9:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP - Sad News

I was lucky enough to have seen the Captain perform a few times in the late 70's and early 80's. What a great talent. His unique perspectives will be missed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAwQRtQdhrE

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Dec 18, 2010 9:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP - Sad News

Sad news indeed. The world has lost a truly original artist, genius and madman. An amazing prankster in his own right.

I got to see The Captain the night I graduated from high school. It was a triple bill with John Hammond, Sun Ra and a huge Arkestra and Captain Beefheart with his Magic Band on a warm June night at the Aragon Ballroom. Sun Ra played the middle set of well over two hours and featured his Space is the Place suite. A large number of the Arkestra and Sun Ra then were joined by Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band. Together, they performed a half-hour piece that Sun Ra introduced as "The Red-Eyed Penis from Venus". Otherworldly! After they removed most of the Arkestra set-up, Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band then played a full set on their own. I remember The Captain reading some poetry between songs and overall looking quite animated and pleased. The drummer, whose name escapes me, was amazing and had three pony tails, each a different color. This was possibly the most amazing evening of music and performance I have ever seen, period.

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Poster: Sandman6944 Date: Dec 18, 2010 9:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP - Sad News

The only time I saw Sun Ra was in West Philly, 1977, when I was remodeling old houses in his neighborhood. He and his band(?) at that time would come and go in this big pink Cadillac, packing all kinds of stuff in it.